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Amazon Mine – Logan Canyon
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Overview
Location

Logan Canyon, Utah

Distance

About 1500 feet of tunnels

Time Required

20-60 Minutes

Pets

No

Fees

No

Water Info

None

Best Season

Any

Trail Condition

You can stand upright in the entire mine

Restrooms

No

Visitor Center

No

Camping

Nearby

The Trail:

The Amazon Mine was the biggest mine in Logan Canyon in the late 1800’s, and early 1900’s. The mine is very easy to find on topo maps but the mine itself is caved with only a few cabin remains still there. Based on these historical photographs I have determined the mine marked on topo maps is indeed the real Amazon Mine. The area is near Beaver Mountain and is cool to check out. There is a nearby mine that is open that a lot of people call the Amazon Mine. That is why I have named the trek Amazon Mine. I happened upon the open mine by accident one day while photographing Moose. I have done a little research and the mine is always referred to as either the Amazon, or Dog Pit. From what I have learned it was originally called the Enterprise Mine and is much newer than the Amazon.

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This is a unique mine because the mine intersects natural caves in a few spots. I know that with proper gear and experience you can rappel into at least one cave chamber but it would be very tight. The height and width of the tunnel is much larger than others in the area which is how I know it is much newer. There are cool things to be seen inside with several side drifts and lots of tracks still left.

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Here is the area where the mine meets the cave. Very little cave is actually visible but its still a cool thought.

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Someone has at some point in history written all over the walls making one part of the mine very cool looking and unique. Its kind of like a giant guest register.

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At some point the 420 24/7 crew was even here. Haha.

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There were still several log structures intact here.

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The mine ends in a vertical pit that I estimate is about 30 feet deep. Please stay away from it since there is nothing after it there would be no climbing out. The pit is the reason some people call this dog pit, or dog cave because legend has it a dog fell in and died in the pit. I have no clue if the claims are true.

Personal Thoughts:

This is definitely a cool area to explore. I have found over ten smile mine adits in the area and several collapsed ruins. This mine is by far the biggest but it’s always a good day spent exploring these beautiful mountains.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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Jessica
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I was just wondering about this mine. I have gone looking for it a couple of times and have not found it. I found the turnoff which I believe is below a metal highway fence on the opposite of the road of the Beaver Creek Lodge. I parked in an area down there and then went hiking around but never found the mine. Can you give me some instruction on how to get there? Thanks, Jessica

Dawsen
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Hey, I’m thinking about this mine. Can you explain the location better to me?
Thanks, Dawsen

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